Day: January 24, 2018

Signalscv.com: Pilot program looks for high functioning autistic individuals, employers

Signalscv.com: Pilot program looks for high functioning autistic individuals, employers

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The Uniquely Abled Academy, a pilot program at COC looking to provide adults with high-functioning autism workforce training to

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Gallatinnorthmissourian.com: NHS hopes to heighten awareness of autism

Gallatinnorthmissourian.com: NHS hopes to heighten awareness of autism

National Honor Society students within the Gallatin High School, serving as Autism Awareness Ambassadors, are asking that local Gallatin businesses participate in raising awareness for autism and to help its residents become better educated about this developmental disorder. The NHS student ambassadors are hopeful that this awareness will lead

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Weny.com: Mom finds 8-year-old daughter with autism wandering streets after school due

Weny.com: Mom finds 8-year-old daughter with autism wandering streets after school due

Megan Dillard

Leavenworth, Kansas — A Leavenworth mother found her eight-year-old daughter with autism wandering the streets after school instead of waiting safely for pick up.

Jessica Senger said she used a parent-teacher app to let her daughter’s teacher know her daughter wouldn’t be staying after school. But when she and her

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Video:Autism Research Institute- J Dewitt, PhD – Environmental triggers of underlying neuroimmune susceptibilities Critical events

Video:Autism Research Institute- J Dewitt, PhD – Environmental triggers of underlying neuroimmune susceptibilities Critical events

Free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-te…

This webinar is made possible in part by a generous grant from Local 25, Boston Teamsters.

Environmental, genetic, and epigenetic factors all play a role in determining the risk of autism and some of these effects appear to be transgenerational. Identification of the most critical windows of developmental vulnerability is paramount to understanding when and under what circumstances a child is at elevated risk for autism. No single environmental factor explains the increased prevalence of autism. While a handful of environmental risk factors have been suggested based on data from human studies and animal research, it is clear that many more, and perhaps the most significant risk factors, remain to be identified. The most promising risk factors identified to date fall within the categories of drugs, environmental chemicals, infectious agents, dietary factors, and other physical/psychological stressors. However, the rate at which environmental risk factors for autism have been identified via research and safety testing has not kept pace with the emerging health threat posed by this condition. For the way forward, it seems clear that additional focused research is needed. But more importantly, successful risk reduction strategies for autism will require more extensive and relevant developmental safety testing of drugs and chemicals.

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Why Do So Many Autistic People Flap Our Hands?

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Why Do So Many Autistic People Flap Our Hands?

This is an edited re-posting of a blog post that originally appeared on June 9, 2014.

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[image description: rainbow colored hands in silhouette, upraised and reaching out with joy.]

The saying goes, “if you’ve met one Autistic person, you’ve met one Autistic person.” That was really hammered home for me today as I watched a short video in which an Autistic man explains why Autistic people flap our hands . . . . and

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Ktvz.com: OSU zebrafish research provides new autism insights

Ktvz.com: OSU zebrafish research provides new autism insights

Larval zebrafish (Photo: Oregon State University)

Larval zebrafish (Photo: Oregon State University)

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Exposure to a compound used to treat migraines and seizures causes characteristics associated with autism, groundbreaking research with zebrafish has demonstrated.

The study conducted by Oregon State University and Wenzhou Medical University showed

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Fargounderground.com: FMCT Provides Sensory-Friendly Theater Performance for Youth on Autism Spectrum

Fargounderground.com: FMCT Provides Sensory-Friendly Theater Performance for Youth on Autism Spectrum

Over the last several years, the Fargo-Moorhead arts community has been working to better accommodate people with disabilities at art events beyond ramps and braille.

Audio description and American Sign Language accommodations are some of the ways community members with disabilities are already enjoying museum exhibits and theater performances.

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Video:Autism Research Institute- J Dewitt, PhD – Environmental triggers of underlying neuroimmune susceptibilities  Critical events

Video:Autism Research Institute- J Dewitt, PhD – Environmental triggers of underlying neuroimmune susceptibilities Critical events

Free certificates of participation are available upon successful completion of a brief knowledge quiz at: https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=7xy5a6811f30f141

This webinar is made possible in part by a generous grant from Local 25, Boston Teamsters.

Environmental, genetic, and epigenetic factors all play a role in determining the risk of autism and some of these effects appear to be transgenerational. Identification of the most critical windows of developmental vulnerability is paramount to understanding when and under what circumstances a child is at elevated risk for autism. No single environmental factor explains the increased prevalence of autism. While a handful of environmental risk factors have been suggested based on data from human studies and animal research, it is clear that many more, and perhaps the most significant risk factors, remain to be identified. The most promising risk factors identified to date fall within the categories of drugs, environmental chemicals, infectious agents, dietary factors, and other physical/psychological stressors. However, the rate at which environmental risk factors for autism have been identified via research and safety testing has not kept pace with the emerging health threat posed by this condition. For the way forward, it seems clear that additional focused research is needed. But more importantly, successful risk reduction strategies for autism will require more extensive and relevant developmental safety testing of drugs and chemicals.

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Video:invisible i- EXCITING NEWS! | invisible i

Video:invisible i- EXCITING NEWS! | invisible i

You can book for a one-to-one chat with me here : https://www.chewigem.co.uk/sensory-seeker-support/

Not all disabilities are visible.

My name is Katy and I have Asperger’s Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. I try and post regular videos about my lifestyle and experiences whilst learning to live with my diversities and disabilities.

Hope you come along for the ride!

*Disclaimer – I am not an expert and have no formal training. Anything that I speak about is purely from my own experience and my own research. Please seek the help of a healthcare professional if you are concerned about your health*

Other places to find me :
Sensory Play Channel : https://www.youtube.com/lilbits
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/invisibleikaty
Twitter : https://twitter.com/invisible_i
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/invisible_katy

My lovely channel art is designed by Tracy Henderson from Aspie Doodles – Check out her other work and etsy store here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/AspieDoodles

Helpful links :
National Autistic Society : http://www.autism.org.uk/
Fibromyalgia info page : http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/conditions/fibromyalgia.aspx
HeadsMeds (Mental Health Medication info) : http://www.headmeds.org.uk/
Young Minds (Mental Health Support) : http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Tourette’s Action : http://www.tourettes-action.org.uk/

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Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic boy, 17, was shot in the arm while giving out hugs and high fives to classmates when the …

Dailymail.co.uk: Autistic boy, 17, was shot in the arm while giving out hugs and high fives to classmates when the …

Daniel Austin, 17, was shot in his right arm when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in Kentucky on Tuesday Autistic teen was giving hugs and high fives to classmates when gunfire eruptedHis family said he underwent surgery late Tuesday but his prognosis is unclearDaniel’s mother said Tuesday

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